The MATESOL Program at Oklahoma City University


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A description of the TESOL Program at Oklahoma City University, Students interested in pursuiing an MA or certifiicate in TESOL should contact Ms. Jennifer Basile ( ) in the International Admissions Office at Oklahoma City University or the Director ( ) of the TESOL Department.

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  • The MATESOL Program at Oklahoma City University

    1. 1. The MATESOL Program at Oklahoma City University: Expertise for the TESOL Professional Robert B. Griffin Director and Associate Professor of TESOL Department of TESOL Oklahoma City University
    2. 2. MA TESOL Program <ul><li>In the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>Elective courses </li></ul><ul><li>Outside the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with diverse schools in the area </li></ul><ul><li>A lab school / An intensive English program </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with the McDonald’s corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Opportunities and Future Prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Student Comments </li></ul>
    3. 3. In the classroom <ul><li>Basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>The English Language: Structure and Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Second Language Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Second Language Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Methods of TESOL </li></ul><ul><li>ESL and EFL Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum in TESOL </li></ul>
    4. 4. In the classroom <ul><li>Elective Skills courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NEW: Enhancing Your Speaking Skills as a Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEW: Teaching Pragmatics: How to Use English Properly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Use in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Issues in teaching </li></ul><ul><li>- Curriculum & Materials Development </li></ul><ul><li>- Second Language Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>- Second Language Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Psycholinguistics </li></ul>
    5. 5. Outside the Classroom <ul><li>Partnership with diverse schools in the Oklahoma City and Edmond Area: Korean StudentTeaching and Tutoring Placement Service: </li></ul><ul><li>Westwood Elementary School </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster Montessori Program </li></ul><ul><li>Taft Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>NW Classen High School </li></ul><ul><li>Pathways Charter Middle College at OCCC </li></ul><ul><li>OKCCC ESL Program </li></ul><ul><li>ELS Oklahoma City University </li></ul><ul><li>Educational and Cultural Interactions Programs </li></ul>
    6. 6. Outside the Classroom: Internships Overseas <ul><li>Partnership with schools Guadalajara, Mexico and Tongyeong, Korea: Korean Student Teaching and Tutoring Placement Service: </li></ul><ul><li>La Barranca School — Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Tongyeong Project—Student Athletes </li></ul>
    7. 7. Outside the Classroom <ul><li>A lab school / An intensive English program </li></ul><ul><li>Currently developing a lab school tailored to users from the community with no academic goals. Supervised by OCU TESOL Students </li></ul>
    8. 8. Outside the Classroom <ul><li>Partnership with the McDonald’s corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Established the a partnership with the McDonald’s corporation to provide language training for their employees. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Future Prospects <ul><li>Further Study : A number of students write theses extending their stay in the US(The only program in the area to do this with qualified faculty supervisors) and then applying to Ph.D. programs throughout the United States. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our students are now in enrolled in several Ph.D. programs including: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colombia University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Iowa </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ball State University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Toronto </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>McGill University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In Korea, our alumni network is well established with former students employed as professors, teachers, curriculum specialists, material developers and directors. </li></ul><ul><li>In the United States, some of the alumni are working in the public school system or at private institutions in Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and New Jersey. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Student Comments: Special Aspects of OCU TESOL- Practicum <ul><li>Practical knowledge / skills acquired in the courses </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum course to experience teaching & observation in American schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Practical projects related to professional careers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many interactions: Professors to Students, Students to Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15:1 Student/Professor Ratio </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-cultural students </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Practicum
    12. 12. Student Comments: Special Aspects of OCU TESOL- Friendly <ul><li>Professors are very friendly, open-minded and warm-hearted </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty, staff and administration go above & beyond to help all students </li></ul><ul><li>Professors and so kind and ready to help students whenever students ask them to </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative classes </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere is very welcoming </li></ul>
    13. 13. Student Comments: Special Aspects of OCU TESOL- Knowledgeable <ul><li>Professors have a strong background knowledge to meet students’ needs </li></ul><ul><li>Various courses for deeper knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Structure of courses allow students to grasp concepts and overall theme easily </li></ul>
    14. 14. Student Comments: Special Aspects of OCU TESOL- Professional <ul><li>All professors have a Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from top universities in the United States and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Active members of professional organizations such as </li></ul><ul><li>The university is well-equipped, and the professors use very updated techniques to talk about the latest trends in TESOL. They are particularly knowledgeable of EFL settings, having taught in EFL settings before. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Letter from TESOL Club President Dear, I am Kimyung Kim (Claire), the TESOL Club president. I am very glad to introduce OCU MA TESOL to you. This MA program is one of the best programs in the USA. You will have invaluable opportunities to develop your academic knowledge deeply here as well as having many practical experiences. I strongly recommend OCU MA TESOL to you. Looking forward to seeing you here at OCU soon. Thank you. Sincerely Yours, Claire
    16. 16. Workshops
    17. 17. In the Classroom
    18. 18. Outside Activities At the Multi-Cultural Events 2009 Fall
    19. 19. Discussion Café
    20. 20. Free conversation café at local churches and on campus